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(308193) 2005 CB79

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Discovery date  6 February 2005
Observation arc  5083 days (13.92 yr)
Asteroid family  Haumea family
Apparent magnitude  21.1
MPC designation  2005 CB79
Discovered  6 February 2005
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
(308193) 2005 CB79

Discovered by  M. E. Brown, C. A. Trujillo, D. L. Rabinowitz
Minor planet category  Cubewano (MPC) Extended (DES)
Aphelion  50.062 AU (7.4892 Tm) (Q)
Discoverers  Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, David L. Rabinowitz
Minor planet categories  Classical Kuiper belt object (Minor Planet Center), Detached object (Deep Ecliptic Survey)
Michael E. Brown discoveries  (119951) 2002 KX14, 2008 ST291, (229762) 2007 UK126

(308193) 2005 CB79 is a trans-Neptunian object that is a member of the Haumea family.

As a member of the Haumea family, (308193) 2005 CB79 is suspected of being an icy mantle collisional fragment from dwarf planet Haumea. With an absolute magnitude (H) of 4.7, and a Haumea-family albedo of 0.7, this object would have a diameter of 158 km.

Observations by Mike Brown in 2012 using the W. M. Keck Observatory suggest that (308193) 2005 CB79 does not have a companion.


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